April 10, 2018, 8:53 amDerrick FavorsPF/C, Utah Jazz
After adapting in an offense that requires its power forwards to shoot 3-pointers, Derrick Favors is playing his best basketball since the 2015-2016 season and would love to come back with the Jazz.
The general consensus for much of this season has been that Favors would go elsewhere, either by the NBA’s trade deadline or in July, when he’s free to sign with any team. But the big man has regained durability and athleticism after struggling with his health last season and has been a big part of Utah’s present in a season where the Jazz have rebounded from a 19-28 record to make the playoffs. “I would love to come back and be a part of this team,” Favors told The Salt Lake Tribune. “Obviously a lot is going to happen between now and when I have to make a decision. But I love this team, and I love the fans.” Favors is averaging a pedestrian 12 points and seven rebounds in 75 games this year but he has returned top-85 value due to his ability to average almost a steal and a block. He makes the Jazz special allowing Quin Snyder to have a rim-protecting big man on the floor for 48 minutes and he could be in for a big payday as long as he can remain healthy.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune